Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers were down 84-79 when Metta World Peace nailed a clutch trey to bring the Lakers to withing a basket of the visiting Nets.  For some strange reason—or not so strange seeing as it’s the artist formerly known as Ron Artest we’re talking about here— as World Peace was running back upcourt, he gave Brooklyn coach Avery Johnson a bit of a head rub as he ran past the Nets bench. The normally intense Johnson seemed completely indifferent to Ron-Ron’s head rub, although the look on his face suggested he wasn’t too enamored with it either.  Avery letting the whole thing go was probably in his best interest, because once you get tangled up in Metta World Peace’s carnival of crazy, it’s awfully hard to get out. And hey, who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing scalp massage from time to time, even if it’s from an opposing player who just nailed a huge three-pointer, and it happens as you’re watching your team blow a late lead on the road?  I’m just guessing here, but probably just about every coach in the NBA up to and including Avery Johnson. [H/T to Ball Don't Lie]

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